The Zombie Chasers (The Zombie Chasers #1)
When brain-gobbling zombies invade, a sleepover at Zack Clarke's house quickly turns into a Level-3 creep-over. The undead have infested the streets, filling the air with deathly moans and the stench of rotting flesh.
Meet the Zombie Chasers:
Zack: His house is a wreck, his sister's a zombie, and he's stolen his mom's Volvo. He's totally going to be grou...more
I liked the opening sentence, though.
Dusk settled over the neighborhood. The humid air was thick as pulp.
All Zack wanted to do was finish the final slice of leftover birthday cake in the fridge. But life suddenly gets dangerous, and more than cake is at stake. His older sister is having a sleepover, and the girls have decided to kick off their night by taping Zack to a chair, giving him a makeover, filming the torture session, and threatening to upload it to YouTube. As if that’s not frightening enough, what started as a struggle to escape the clutches of Zoe and Comp ...more
Author: John Kloepfer
Illustrator: Steve Wolfhard
Genre: Science Fantasy Fiction
Theme(s): Friendship, Teamwork
Opening line/sentence: Dusk settles over the neighborhood. The air was thick as pulp.
Brief Book Summary: Zack, Rice, and Madison find their neighborhood overrun by zombies. They hear a message from the president telling people to go towards the Tucson Air Force Base. On the way there the three discover the cause and the cure for the zombie outbreak.
Professional Re ...more
I've read some objections to the grossness of the text and the lightness of the plot, but honestly, what did you expect from a zombie book? Zombies are inherently violent and gross, and there is only one way to destroy them, ...more
Humor, zombies, and a Boggle (pug-beagle mix) feature prominently in this first book of an ultra-contemporary series. The action-movie plot revolves around three middle school students who have managed to avoid turning into zombies, all three of whom are fairly two-dimensional characters. There’s our hero, the Wimpy Kid-esque Zack, his chubby, geeky friend Rice for comic relief, and Madison, a petulant, vegan Mean Girl. Plus Madison’s Boggle puppy, Twinkles. Who becomes—oh yes—a ...more
Sometimes I think novels suffer from an overuse of the thesaurus tool. I mean, it's okay to say the word "blood" three times in one paragraph, especially if there's actually blood in the scene. Using other words to describe blood, well, that just clutters up the writing and calls attention to itself.
Other than that, I actually really enjoyed this book, especially the illustrations (although some of them seemed to go completely against the text). Also, I'm not ...more
The action-horror book, The Zombie Chasers, is written by John Kloepfer. The story focuses on 3 kids who must overcome their differences to survive a zombie attack. They must work together--one adventure after another--to find a solution to the zombie takeover before they get eaten. The book has a really dark and creepy side yet funny and suspenseful. Also, I can relate to the characters because they act just like me, goofy and scared. The book has many exciting adventures and mak ...more
I was hoping that the characters would learn some lessons and redeem themselves so that I could recommend this book to reluctant readers who like gross-out books. It didn't happen. Shallow characters, a simple and unsurprising screed against fast food (which I think is ...more
I really liked this book. I liked how the author put sad and happy parts in this book. I also liked this book because it is a series and I can read all the books. I liked this boo ...more
Big Kid Reaction: The story paints a very vivid picture that grabs readers' and listeners' attention. The author strikes the upper-elementary funny bone spot on, and we had many "mom, listen to this ..." moments while our daughter read.
Pros: Lots of action and 'yucks' grab reade ...more
Bullying like this is what's causing kids in real life to opt for suicide. It's not something to be written about i ...more
A única coisa que me irritou no livro é que a história não tem final. Eu comecei a ler sabendo que ele possui continuações, mas esperava que tivesse um gancho ao menos para fechar essa primeira parte.
Resenha completa no blog do Coisas Horrorosas.
Sidenote, many of the jokes in this book reference pop-culture from the 80's and many children will not get them. I guess the 80's jokes are meant to entertain parents, which is fine, but kids reading this on their own are often going to be ...more